Why is the initial consultation so important? What factors will an ethical therapist cover at this time? The initial consultation is probably one of the most fundamental aspects of any therapy with hypnotherapy being no exception. Everything from building a rapport with the client to the eventual success of the therapy has a basis in the first meeting between client and therapist. The client’s decision to remain engaged with the therapeutic process will be determined by factors from this early stage.
The therapist establishes control over the client; the suggestions to be embedded into the subconscious are given as a set of repeated commands. It is possible to identify if a client will respond well to this approach by analysing their responses to your questions. (3) “…the subjects who are most responsive to the authoritarian technique are those who have a great respect for, and respond well to authoritarian figures in daily life … as opposed to those who are highly imaginative or creative.” [Hypnosis for Change. Hadley & Staudacher. 1996 Pg 27] The type of people who generally fit in to this category are those who either are, or respond well to, people such as teachers, police officers or
However, in The Soloist, Steve Lopez shows a different side of homeless people and that all stereotypes heard are not always true. For example, the book shows that homeless people can be gifted. Nathaniel Ayers does have schizophrenia but he also has an exceptional musical intelligence. Mr. Barnoff, from the Cleveland Music School Settlement, taught Nathaniel how to play. He describes how brilliant of a student Nathaniel really was, “…Barnoff had never seen a student go months without practice, as Nathaniel sometimes did, then pick up an instrument and get such a great sound out of it” (19).
The job of a good therapist is to help the patient emerge from the cocoon of subjectivity to cope better with the real world. Initial consultation and the subsequent sessions that follow give insight into human nature and sometimes the obscure reasons which may cause it. In this essay we go into the details of the very first consultation and its importance as the initial groundwork to a successful outcome. The initial consultation is of vital importance in hypnotherapy as it forms the stepping stone for the introduction between the therapist and the client. It is the first meeting when the client is assessed thoroughly and all necessary information is accumulated, that complies with the requirements of an effective and ethical hypnotic therapy
Human service professionals can aid in the process of helping the client, but it is ultimately up to the client to decide if they want to help themselves. In helping a client it is always good to listen as the client will tell you what they, are seeking and they will pass along clues that can be used to help the m return to self- help. Many times clients are not comfortable when they bring needs to the human service workers so at that time it is necessary in the helping process to break the ice and make them feel comfortable. Once that happens then the process can begin. Asking correct questions is also part of the helping process, never insinuate or ask questions that may put a client on the defense as this may lead to
A personalised Induction will always be more effective – Discuss Personally, I think that the title of this essay is true, for many different reasons. As a good hypnotherapist, it is important to find the best way to communicate with your client, to enable them to get the most positive experience and most effective results possible. Surely it is better to take an individual’s preferences into account, it will be much more detailed and take into account the clients likes and dislikes, thus giving more effective results and as hypnosis is very much about getting the client into a relaxed state it makes sense to focus on their preferred modality. I am going to look at the different modalities of individuals, also whether they fit the ‘Authoritarian
These differences are what make us all unique because of these differences people have different ways of dealing with certain situations, different coping mechanisms and various levels of openness or resistance. It is due to these differences that require a hypnotherapist to take these variables into consideration when devising a therapy strategy and selecting the techniques to be used for the individual so as to achieve the best result from the therapy when working with the subconscious mind (Chrysalis,. 2012). The screeds in the inductions is to include as many likes as possible while trying to reduce the dislikes where possible, no dislikes. The likes of the individuals can have more effect on relaxation of the individual person increasing the calmness feeling to maximum, where
Why is the initial consultation so important? A client can feel a lot of anxiety and mixed emotions when they come for their initial consultation. During this essay I am going to discuss why the initial consultation is so important and the factors an ethical therapist will cover at the time of the first consultation. The hypnotherapy society says that “all clients are entitled to a good standard of care from their practitioners in Hypnotherapy”. They say that “good standards of practice and care require professional competence, good relationships with the clients and colleague, and commitment”.
Inductions are utilised in hypnotherapy to communicate with an individual’s subconscious to assist in bringing about the change a client desires; as a therapist it is paramount that we assist our clients in the best way we can. So is tailoring an individual induction the best way to achieve this or can we stick to a standard set of
The skills a social worker should have are verbal, nonverbal, listening, communication, advocacy and assessment therapeutic. Having good communication skills is a great component to have so the client can feel comfortable with you while counseling. Nonverbal skills are also important to have so the client is aware that you are engaging in the conversation at hand, and actually care on an emotional level. Listening is important, so you can understand and assess what the client is going through. Social workers need to be advocates for their clients that are unaware of the resources out there to help them in their time of need.